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DescriptionSnake Gourd is a creepy looking vine having a appearance like a snake, hence the name Snake Gourd. It is a subtropical plant which grows in warm climate. It can grow up to 6 ft long and it induces a cooling effect on the body due to very high water content in it. [1]

Snake gourd belongs to the cucumber family and is native to India. It is widely grown in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Australia and Africa [2]. It requires insect/manual efforts to carry out the pollinating process for setting fruits [3]. Snake Gourd has a very high nutritional value and it comprises of protein, fat, carbohydrate and solution fiber [4]. 

Kitchen Pharmacy
  • Snake Gourd contains a lot of fibre, and thus it helps in smooth working of the digestive and excretory system.
  • Snake Gourd majorly consists of water, and thus it has low fat and cholesterol. Thus, it is a good dietary food.
  • The snake gourd is highly rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Calcium and the other minerals are all essential for our body in optimum quantity.
  • Prevention of Gallstones
  • Cardiovascular Kitchen Pharmacy

Origin: India


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